Privilege, outrage, lies, truth, and … In a discussion of race, some people claim that Oprah Winfrey is even more of a racist than Michelle Obama. Don’t believe me?
How about the more these two over-privileged black women talk the worse they look to the American public. Neither are qualified to work in a fast food restaurant; they should smile for the camera and say “Thank You” for all the blessings they’ve received in their lives, and all while living in America. Affirmative Action doesn’t give a person integrity; nor intelligence for that matter.
Winfrey lives in Montecito CA., an area that is 99% “white” It’s a small town where everyone knows her and everywhere Winfrey goes (like to the local pharmacy, eg,) there are “the white people” she sees all the time. The white people who are well aware of her comments, and the white people that she has now branded as “racist”. It’s true, some of them are definitely racists, but not all of them.
Claiming that “white privilege” holds them back, is nothing but an excuse for being lazy. There are more avenues to success open for blacks than for white people. As for “affirmative action” and its effects on employment and success, it seems to be a failure. All it caused was many capable white people to be denied jobs and/or promotions. It’s all a bunch of bull-manure to placate a group of lazy incompetent slackers who feel they’re owed a living simply because they’re brown. Or something.
“White Privilege” means that only white people are not allowed to be loyal to their own kind while the anti-whites in power think they have the immoral right to push genocidal policies of massive 3rd world immigration and forced diversity in every ‘only white’ countries. Anti-racism is just a code word for anti-white.
Somehow yours truly back in the day, managed to complete an extended stay in beautiful Jamaica (ahem, a “black” nation) and come away with lifelong friendships that lasted for decades. And decades. No white privilege there. More like how many shades of brown and black could you get to know. Lots, I discovered!
Then there’s the facts … the USA has approximately 5X the number of black millionaires as the rest of the world combined (with only 48M black people in the USA). The entire continent of Africa has 140K (out of a population of 1.2B ). If black America was a country, they’d be the 14th wealthiest country in the world. Privilege.
William Sullivan, American Thinker: ‘A Funny Kind of Privilege’…
Black female billionaire Oprah Winfrey recently “encouraged her white viewers to acknowledge that they will always have a “leg up” in culture because of the color of their skin.” White people, she says, “no matter where they are on the rung or ladder of success, they still have their whiteness.” To be white, she argues, is to enjoy peculiar social advantage in America today.
You have to give credit where it’s due. A famous black female billionaire convincing her suburban hovel-dwelling white female audience that they should self-pillory for enjoying a culture of “white privilege” that is actively oppressing people like her? That is nothing short of brilliantly manipulative persuasion. It reminds me of that scene in The Silence of the Lambs when the audience is informed that Hannibal Lecter managed to convince a neighboring inmate to swallow his own tongue.
But it’s worth asking — would the words “black female billionaire” even sequentially exist in the America that Oprah imagines? What about the words “black female First Lady?”
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is another rich and powerful black female who claims that the system is rigged against people like her. That assertion is belied, however, by comments to be found in her successful memoir, Becoming.
As an example of this systemic racism that supposedly exists in America, Obama relates that she felt the “shadow of affirmative action” in her years at Princeton.
“It was impossible to be a black kid at a mostly white school and not feel the shadow of affirmative action,” she writes. She says that she “could almost read the scrutiny in the gaze of certain students and even some professors, as if they wanted to say, ‘I know why you’re here.’”
She admits that she was probably “just imagining some of it,” but her own statements in the past suggest that she may have had some reason for that anxiety. As Mark Steyn writes in his book, After America, Obama told an audience in Madison that she has always “confronted people who had a certain expectation of me..”
“But hang on,” Mark Steyn observes. “Her test scores weren’t “high enough” for Princeton? Yet, rather than telling her “you can’t go there,” they took her anyway.”
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To be very blunt about it, we can talk about the inequalities of the low number of white people in say Professional Football; or how about the number of vertically-challenged people under 6 feet tall in the NBA. Certainly ability to perform shouldn’t be the requirement. Yours truly for one, thinks the NFL should be much more inclusive by letting more white athletes participate. How about the NBA discriminatory policies of excluding slow 5 foot 6 white men in their league. Cop that one for a while!
The shadow of affirmative action is even wider and not limited to the Ivy League. The only systemic racism in this country is the government sponsored racism of affirmative action…and look where that has taken us. How many qualified, hard working individuals’ lives have been negatively impacted and potential careers derailed to satisfy the gods of diversity and affirmative action. Too many.
Postmodern/Critical Theory is not about a search for truth, but a struggle for power. It isn’t race that is dividing our country, it is cultural differences. Those can never be rectified.
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald J. Trump – MAGA! KAG!
William Sullivan, American Thinker: A Funny Kind of Privilege